Slice And Bake Icebox Holiday Cookies
So many people I know say they hate baking or they can’t bake, or they simply are not patient enough to bake. I get it. But come holiday time, even those who don’t typically bake find themselves baking especially cookies. I have fond memories of spending countless hours frosting and decorating sugar cookies. Although I loved this activity, it was exhausting. It was not until I became a mom and began making and baking cut-out sugar cookies that I realized how exhausting this was for my mother!
Icebox holiday cookies (and cakes) are something my grandmother used to make. She could make different varieties for friends and family as gifts without baking for the entire month of December. She was a smart lady. Icebox cookies are also great in that they keep their form well. You simply make the dough, roll it into a long even log shape, and chill it in the refrigerator until needed.
This makes them an easy cookie option for busy days, parties, and large groups. When you need them, slice, decorate, and bake, and within 10 minutes, you have delicious holiday cookies. Below are a few of my favorite icebox holiday cookie varieties: classic sugar, cranberry-orange cornmeal, chocolate-pecan shortbread, and lemon. Make your holiday prep just a tad bit easier this year with these recipes for easy flavorful slice-and-bake cookies.